johnnnniee (3048) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received in trade from Shane at sixpoint, hand bottled at the brewery, thanks for the opportunity and generosity.
Pours a solid dark brown with very faint red highlights when held to light. smallish tan/mocha head dissipates quickly. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee. Smells a bit sweet. Taste of chocolate, lots of dried fruit, almonds, cherry. Really a unique taste, I like it! Raspberry’s maybe too! Body is medium to thick, Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, Carbonation is ample. I loved this brew! Unique and tasty, I wish I could get more!
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT a while ago. Dark pour with a small off white head. Aroma has roasted malts with cocoa and some more bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has a touch of light sweetness to balance the roasted malts and cocoa. Flavor is balanced with some lightly bitter coffee grinds and chocolate on top of the rich roasted malts. Slight bitter finish.
Nickls (2023) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(OId BA rate - tap)
Poured with a half-finger of dark khaki head; deep rich, dark brown color. Light roasty maltiness; dark passion fruit; overall kinda muted. Roasted malts first; bit of chocolate nib; light plums at the end. Medium; very soft overall feel. Excellent; this could be a great winter (almost) session brew. Nice flavors and just the right amount of warming
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
9th October 2008. GABF. Soft palate. Fresh porter with a distinct coffee and caramel dry finish.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was carob, malty, and a roasty quality in there as well. The appearance was very dark brown, nearly black, tan head. The flavor is carob, malts, nuts, almost like a brown ale. It has an astringent hoppy finish. Decent.
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Black porter with tan medium head. Decent porter nothing too special flavor is alright, with roasted coffee and chocolate notes.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tan head. Roast y with a slight ash and coffee bitterness. Dry bitter chocolate finish a bit thin but still nice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roast, and toast. Flavor is caramel, roast, chocolate, and slightly earthy.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Dark and muddy brown. Aroma of cocoa and Pacific C-hops. Hints of cinnamon. Flavor of bitter wood, hops, burnt malts, unsweetened cocoa powder, some coffee bean. A super tasty Porter. Nicely hopped. 13 sept 08
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-bottle courtesy of Shane poured into a pint glass.
Pours dark, dark brown with light showing through the edges under a small off-white head that recedes to a ring leaving almost no lacing.
Oddly enough, the most dominant aroma for me was the ctirus hops, grapefruits and lemons mainly. There is some hints of carob and dark malts, but the hops really stand out in a relatively subdued aroma.
The taste starts out with a sweeter chocolate and malt base than the aroma. There is a little coffee bitterness in the middle before the hops come back to leave a slightly bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is creamy but lighter and with more bitterness than your typical porter.
This is one very interesting porter and one that I certainly wasn’t expecting. I can’t put it up there with the better porters out there but it was very enjoyable.